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    Wild bee action kit

      Summer holidays are here and young minds are seeking inspiration, knowledge, and as much TV and ice cream as they can get away with! We think it's the perfect time to inspire the children and encourage them to aspire to be the next David Attenborough, or whoever the "youth" YouTube equivalent is today! Young minds are passionate, caring and interested, ready to learn. This summer holidays why not print out the bee identification guide above and take it out with you for a game of spot the bee, they won't even realise they're learning about the 250+ species of wild bees we have in the UK alone, and if the reward for a full house comes in a cone and melts in the sun then all the better for our budding wildlife enthusiasts!   leafcutter Wild bee nesting in bee brick If you head over to the Wild about Gardens website you'll discover a Wild Bee action kit which is packed with facts and information and even a guide to making your own solitary bee hotel, let those bees come to you to be spotted! Kids (and grown ups) will love watching the bees nest and looking out for full cavities and bees carrying leaves they've cut themselves! Download the Wild Bee action kit here   Read about gardens you can visit to play spot the bee here   Shop Green&Blue's collection of bee houses here.

    Seaside Saturday - a Summer sale by the sea

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    _x000D_ _x000D_ Seaside Saturday - A summer sale by the sea _x000D_ _x000D_
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    A collective of Perranporth's finest creative businesses have joined forces to create a summer sale and social event - Seaside Saturday. Following the success of the inaugural festive edition last December, this second Seaside Saturday is a unique chance to shop from this talented band of Cornish designers all under one roof.
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    _x000D_ _x000D_ [caption id="attachment_7114" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Seaside Saturday a summer sale by the sea Pictured from left to right. Faye from Green&Blue, Gemma from Atlantic Blankets and Sophie from Going Loopy Crochet.[/caption]_x000D_ _x000D_
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    Perranporth based businesses Green and Blue, Atlantic Blankets, Going Loopy Crochet, Really Big Bubbles and Ashortwalk will all be representing at Seaside Saturday along with guest companies Block and Hannah Turner also setting up store at the event.  The summer version of this Cornish shopping day will include lots of one-off specials with the selection on sale including picnic rugs, accessories, interior and homewares plus garden, play products and gifts.
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    This one day only discount shopping social is taking place in Perranporth at Green and Blue’s HQ on Saturday 15th July from 10am - 6pm and alongside the gift buying opportunities, Seaside Saturday will bring the summer vibe with an ice lolly and refreshments stall in aid of Perranporth Surf Life Saving Club.
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    _x000D_ _x000D_ “Last year’s Seaside Saturday was such a success, and a much-loved gathering of friendly faces and new acquaintances, that we decided to host another this summer.” Said Gemma Teague from Atlantic Blankets._x000D_ _x000D_ "The summery vibe will include special offers on picnic blankets, bee bricks, plant holders, and Really Big Bubbles will be outside demonstrating their amazing bubble wands, plus we will be raising money for the wonderful Perranporth Surf Life Saving Club.”_x000D_ _x000D_
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    Event - Seaside Saturday sale featuring Atlantic Blankets, Green & Blue, Going Loopy Crochet, Really Big Bubbles and A Short Walk.
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    Date - Saturday 15th July_x000D_ Time - 10am - 6pm_x000D_ Where - Green and Blue, New Road Unit 1, Perranporth, TR6 0DL_x000D_ Facebook Event Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/1364156620367352/

    Great British Bee Count Competition

      Get involved with the Great British Bee Count from Friends of the Earth. To celebrate we're running a photo competition right up until the count finishes on 30th June. To enter simply send us your stunning bee photo's. Find full details of the competition on our bee photo competition page.   On this photo gallery page we'll be sharing entries so far and we'd love your comments about which photo's you love, and how many bees you've been counting for the #GreatBritishBeeCount!   [caption id="attachment_6535" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee photo competition entry shot of bee Sheena Batey entry via twitter[/caption]     [caption id="attachment_6534" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Bee photo competition entry bee on flower photo Cynthia Davies entry via email[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6533" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee photo competition entry bee on flower Cynthia Davies photo competition entry[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6532" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Green and blue bee photo competition bumble bee on flower Cynthia Davies entry via email[/caption]   Cynthia Davies entry via email Cynthia Davies via email   [caption id="attachment_6531" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Claire Davies entry via email Claire Davies entry via email[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6529" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee photo competition photo of bee on purple flower Purple Vegan entry via twitter[/caption]   Shannan Grierson entry via email Shannan Grierson via email   [caption id="attachment_6865" align="aligncenter" width="500"]great british bee count photo comp entry babylee30 via instagram Babylee30 via Instagram[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6866" align="aligncenter" width="500"]great british bee count photo competition tropic_ellie via instagram[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6867" align="aligncenter" width="500"]great british bee count photo competition green an blue raachelbboboe via instagram[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6868" align="aligncenter" width="500"]great britsh bee count photo comp Debsroon via Instagram[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6869" align="aligncenter" width="500"]great british bee count entry photo comp kspeechly93 via instagram[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6870" align="aligncenter" width="500"]green and blue competition debsroon via Instagram[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6871" align="aligncenter" width="500"]green and blue photo competition smeebee via instagram[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6872" align="aligncenter" width="500"]great british bee count by friends of the earth bee photo Lindsey Martyn via Instagram[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6873" align="aligncenter" width="500"]photo of bee competition entry Lauren Hatt via twitter[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6874" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee photo competition by green and blue orange blossom via twitter[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6875" align="aligncenter" width="500"]green and blue photo competition entry Sian Hallewell via twitter[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6876" align="aligncenter" width="500"]pictures of bee bumble bee Paula Walls via twitter[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6877" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Photo of bees competition Simon Gooding via email[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6878" align="aligncenter" width="500"]picture of bee photo competition simon gooding via email[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6879" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Green and blue photo competition pictures of bees Debs and Ellis via email[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6880" align="aligncenter" width="500"]green and blue bee photo competition debs and ellis via email[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6881" align="aligncenter" width="500"]green and blue bee photo competition entry jessica mather via email[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6882" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bees in a bee nest by green and blue Elizabeth Barrett via email[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6883" align="aligncenter" width="500"]photo of a bee Kirsty macdonald via email[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6884" align="aligncenter" width="500"]green and blue photo competition bee on a thistle Alison via twitter[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6885" align="aligncenter" width="500"]photo of a solitary bee on flower John Charters via email[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6886" align="aligncenter" width="500"]pictures of a bee green and blue David Truelove via email[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6887" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Green and blue photo competition David Truelove via email[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_6996" align="aligncenter" width="500"]great british bee count photo of bee Lisa Anderson via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6997" align="aligncenter" width="500"]photo of bumble bee photo competition Lisa Anderson via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6998" align="aligncenter" width="500"]great british bee count photo competition entry Lisa Anderson via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6999" align="aligncenter" width="500"]photo of bee for photo competition Lisa Anderson via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7000" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee in flight photo by lisa anderson Lisa Anderson via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7001" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee on yellow flower photo competition Zoe Freedman via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7002" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Bee covered in pollen photo competition Colette Mackay[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7003" align="aligncenter" width="500"]yellow flowers and bee photograph April Haddock via twitter[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7004" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee and lavender photograph Lauren Hatt Via twitter[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7005" align="aligncenter" width="500"]great british bee count photo competition Lauren Hatt via twitter[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7006" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee in flight makro photography April Haddock via twitter[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7007" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee on thistle photograph Saz mills via twitter[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7008" align="aligncenter" width="500"]great british bee count photo competition by green and blue April Haddock via twitter[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7009" align="aligncenter" width="500"]big bee photograph for green and blue competition Debra Johnson via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7010" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee photograph for green&Blue competition Debra Johnson via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7011" align="aligncenter" width="500"]solitary bee on bee brick photo competition Paul Blackbourn via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7012" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Solitary bee nesting in bee brick by green&Blue Paul Blackbourn via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7013" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Solitary bees in action on bee brick Paul Blackbourn via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7014" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee brick nesting site for solitary bees photo Paul Blackbourn via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7015" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee on purple flower makro photography photo competition entry Jocelyn Bennet via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7016" align="aligncenter" width="500"]picture of a bee for photo competition April Colley via email[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_7021" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee on pink flower Zee61 Via Instagram[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7022" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee photos for photo competition Spud boy whizz via instagram[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7023" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee on purple flower bee photography abrammag via instagram[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7024" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee photography for greatbritishbeecount photo competitoin Imustbemadbe via Instagram[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7025" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee on flower by green and blue spud boy whizz via Instagram[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7026" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee photography for great british bee count photo competition KittyKat41 via twitter[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7027" align="aligncenter" width="500"]solitary bee photography by green and blue Gill Colling via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7028" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee fly photogaphy Lucy Underwood via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7029" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee photo competition bee photo Paul Blackbourn via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7030" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Bee photograph for great british bee count Linda Tait via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7031" align="aligncenter" width="500"]bee photograph makro photo natalie Jones via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7032" align="aligncenter" width="500"]#greatbritishbeecount photo of bee Joanne Beale via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7033" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Photo of bee for competition Lisa Williams via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7034" align="aligncenter" width="500"]swarm of bees photo for bee photography competition Sallyann Johnston via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7035" align="aligncenter" width="500"]photo of bees for photo competition Sallyann Johnston via email[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7036" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Bee on thumb green&Blue photo competition Adrian Bold via email[/caption]     OH NO! Now we have to choose a winner!! We could really do with your help. Take a browse through the gallery and leave us a comment telling us which photo you like best - make our job a little easier!! We think you'll agree there are so many stunning entries so we really do need a hand!

    The State of Nature report

    The State of Nature report brings together data and expertise from over 50 organisations, providing an update on how wildlife is faring across the UK, and its seas, Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories.  

    David Attenborough state of nature report

      This is the foreword in the State of Nature report 2016 from Sir David Attenborough.   The first State of Nature report that I helped to launch in 2013 revealed the severe loss of nature that has occurred in the UK since the 1960s. Three years on, I am pleased to see that the partnership of organisations behind that important report has grown. Thanks to the dedication and expertise of many thousands of volunteers working closely with the professionals, we are now able to document even more about the changing state of nature across our land and in our seas. The news, however, is mixed. Escalating pressures, such as climate change and modern land management, mean that we continue to lose the precious wildlife that enriches our lives and is essential to the health and well-being of those who live in the UK, and also in its Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories. Our wonderful nature is in serious trouble and it needs our help as never before. But the State of Nature 2016 report gives us cause for hope too. The rallying call issued in 2013 has been met with a myriad of exciting and innovative conservation projects. Landscapes are being restored, special places defended, and struggling species are being saved and brought back. Such successes demonstrate that if conservationists, governments, businesses and individuals all pull together, we can provide a brighter future for nature and for people.  

    david attenborough state of nature report

    Read the full report here

    Read more about solitary bees here

    Read more about what you can do in your own back garden here.

    Bees in My Bonnet

      On Friday 24th March Green&Blue were delighted to attend the private view of the new exhibition by Cornish legend, artist and campaigner Kurt Jackson. 'Bees (and the Odd Wasp) in My Bonnet' is described as a unique presentation of contemporary art and science and arrives at the Jackson Foundation Gallery in St Just, near St Ives, from its initial prestigious opening at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (where it attracted over 100,000 visitors).   visitors to the jackson foundation gallery bees in my bonnet exhibition   The exhibition will now run to the 19th August 2017.   Upstairs at the gallery the charity space has been given over to two bee friendly charities, B4 - Bring Back Black Bees and Friends of the Earth, who lead many of the bee campaigns in the UK. Friends of the Earth very kindly asked us to curate a display of bee bricks to demonstrate ways in which loss of habitat can be addressed. Visitors will find a large central display wall made completely from bee bricks. It's fantastic to sit within what will be a mecca for bee and art lovers alike. Cornwall Wildlife Trust are also working with the Jackson Foundation and will be leading bee walks, amongst other things.   bee brick wall by green&Blue with friends of the earth   The private view was attended by some of the great and the good of the bee world, including Dave Timms from Friends of the earth, who gave an impassioned and inspiring 'call to action' speech on behalf of the bees and Michael Eavis who is the patron of B4. On theme drinks were supplied by Skinners brewery in the form of Hops and Honey - very apt!   hops and honey by skinner brewery   If you can then make sure you go along and visit the exhibition before it ends. Kurt Jacksons' artwork perfectly captures the movement, beauty and humour of bees and we're certain you'll come out inspired to do more and think more about these beautiful winged creatures, on whom we rely for so much.   friends of the earth display at the jackson foundation gallery   Find out more about the Jackson Foundation and opening hours here.   See more images of the opening night on the Jackson Foundation Facebook page here. Images courtesy of Friends of the Earth.